"Spectacular explosion during Delta 2 rocket launch", Cape Canaveral. January 17, 1997

  • Опубликовано:  1 год назад
  • FROM KSC VISITOR CENTER COMPLEX INFO. 07/02/15: "A Blast from Above": The failure and following explosion of a Delta II rocket shortly after launching on January 17, 1997 was quite an experience for the space workers in the blockhouse. What they saw once they were cleared to leave the structure was shocking.
    VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_aHEit-SqA
    Delta II Explosion Plume Analysis Report fom NASA: http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20000094557.pdf
    WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPS_IIR-1

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR CENTER ACTIVITIES: https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/
  • Длительность: 4:39
  • Тэги для этого Видео:  Delta 2 rocket  thor delta rocket  rocket explosion  nasa  cape canaveral  cape kennedy  us space program  rocket failure  Delta II (Rocket)  Rocket (Product Category)  Delta (Rocket)  

Комментарии: 268

  • ken cohagen
    ken cohagen 1 день назад

    What a thing to live through. Mr. Mosdale will be telling his grandkids about this for sure!

  • Jimmy Green
    Jimmy Green 2 дня назад

    that was cool

  • Legend Cox
    Legend Cox 6 дней назад

    When years worth of work and millions of dollars turn into a giant fireworks show.Reminds me of 90% of my KSP launches

  • johnk1955
    johnk1955 8 дней назад

    Cool story! Glad no one was hurt. Thanks!

  • RNG Stalinium
    RNG Stalinium 8 дней назад

    It's called spaceship material density overcome by expanding pressure of ignited nitrogen fuel,and cause a chain reaction melt down and decomposes into pieces and accelerate into expandable space. Not explosion guys, US pride is saved !

  • Nicholas Zounis
    Nicholas Zounis 10 дней назад


  • Chris Gresham
    Chris Gresham 12 дней назад

    I grew up just down the road from KSC in the 60s and early 70s. There were many failures in the early days of launches. Saw several, but mostly higher. That is a BIG destruction close to the ground! Crazy and spectacular altogether. Thankfully no injuries.

  • ThunderPies YT
    ThunderPies YT 16 дней назад

    where can I buy these fireworks

  • Stevie Ray C
    Stevie Ray C 17 дней назад

    They also served who had to hunker down and hope for the best. Science ain't always easy.

  • McCartney Wyse
    McCartney Wyse 21 день назад

    My dad was in that explosion!! He was in the blockhouse with the person in the video!

  • Tobey Tobey
    Tobey Tobey 21 день назад

    very nice the way you told it! 3 thumbs up!!!  :-)

  • Kevin Olesik
    Kevin Olesik 25 дней назад

    Hydrazine fireworks

  • thomasanderson rittberg
    thomasanderson rittberg 27 дней назад

    is espectacular see a explosión

  • greenseaships
    greenseaships 28 дней назад

    The car insurance company is like "Rocket exploded on your car?? Shyeah, right dude, we'll get right on that." Then after the 10th or 20th call they're like "Um... so what's this about a rocket explosion???"

  • Tracy Clough
    Tracy Clough 29 дней назад

    can your truck be bought on ebay?can your insurance company pay you to use this?etc?

  • Geographer 4 fun
    Geographer 4 fun 1 месяц назад

    It should of been lunched on July 4 , 1997

  • Thunder Nugget
    Thunder Nugget 1 месяц назад

    Please tell me that truck WASNT covered, because if it was, that's bullshit.

  • John Sikes
    John Sikes 1 месяц назад

    C'mon.....Telling the insurance agent your truck got hit by a rocket and destroyed had to be almost worth the loss of the truck. What a story. ;-)

  • Charlie From Manchester United Kingdom

    Wateva,he dramatised half the story.

  • smasila
    smasila 1 месяц назад

    Fake space with fake rockets. Look how slow these rockets that supposed to be going 17,000 mph.

  • Jason Harrison
    Jason Harrison 1 месяц назад

    "boys, this is bad" and then gets under his console. lol

  • Aaron Cameron
    Aaron Cameron 1 месяц назад

    Why were they so close to the launch?

  • Chihaya Tachibana
    Chihaya Tachibana 1 месяц назад

    wait... rockets have onboard self destruct system?

  • Fritz Kaske
    Fritz Kaske 1 месяц назад

    So ein Feuerball, chunge!

  • corisco tupi
    corisco tupi 1 месяц назад

    01:58 - Isn't one of the solid motors not lit?

  • hossguitar
    hossguitar 1 месяц назад

    Great guy, great story!

  • manofweed1
    manofweed1 1 месяц назад

    Did driver survive ?

  • numerobis
    numerobis 1 месяц назад

    he seems to be so happy about the event :))

  • Sprsae
    Sprsae 1 месяц назад

    Thats why you should leave space to russians and elon musk! Not NASA

  • Rick Shaw
    Rick Shaw 1 месяц назад

    That's a pretty cool story.
    Hard to believe the destruction on the ground...
    That's one messed up truck! You should have told them you also had your very rare Picasso painting in the trunk!

  • Karrin Harlow
    Karrin Harlow 1 месяц назад

    This is so saf

  • Charles Lan caster
    Charles Lan caster 1 месяц назад

    to bad it was not night then that would have been nice

  • kenpalmer1965
    kenpalmer1965 2 месяца назад

    What a spectacular yet unfortunate explosion. When these things happen, it means millions if not billions of dollars lost as well as the time spent on the mission or project. But hopefully no one was injured or killed. I was sorry to see what happened to Brian's truck as a result of the explosion. Well, it just shows how risky space exploration or travel can be.

  • Vishal p
    Vishal p 2 месяца назад

    See....that is the reason why I insist for Indian Rockets these days. Cheap, Beautiful looking, reliable, fast and nice after sale service.......

  • SassyHershsey SassyHershey
    SassyHershsey SassyHershey 2 месяца назад

    Elon Musk would have fired you for your attitude towards a controlled event. Stalin would have shot you of course.

  • Patrick
    Patrick 2 месяца назад

    haha! I just came to see the rocket blow up. Not to see some guy sucks off another dude. CLICK BAIT!...

  • dopamining
    dopamining 2 месяца назад

    Awesome vid!

  • Rafael Santana
    Rafael Santana 2 месяца назад

    But what happened to the payload!? It looks like the top of the rocket survived ...

  • Człowiek Kot
    Człowiek Kot 2 месяца назад

    very expensive fireworks.

  • tm502010
    tm502010 2 месяца назад

    Great story!

  • Saleem Javaid
    Saleem Javaid 2 месяца назад

    Thanks NASA. That was the best post-New Year's fireworks ever!

  • Funny Bunny
    Funny Bunny 2 месяца назад

    It looks like the star wars explosions with all the trailing bits of flame

  • brittan goree
    brittan goree 2 месяца назад

    why would there be any self destruct mechanism

  • Mark Gohl
    Mark Gohl 2 месяца назад

    Looks like he got a close up view. At least he came out of it alive :)

  • Seem to have Forgotten my name
    Seem to have Forgotten my name 2 месяца назад


  • AnimeMuseScore Music
    AnimeMuseScore Music 3 месяца назад

    Firework? XD

  • Trololololol
    Trololololol 3 месяца назад

    I bet fire department guys were really happy when they heard they have to clean up after bunch of dumb fucks hahaha

    • Trololololol
      Trololololol 3 месяца назад

      Didn't really want to express that way. It was more like what fire fighter would think. No offence intended.

    • SloppyM03
      SloppyM03 3 месяца назад

      You're calling rocket scientists dumb?

  • Albert Lebel
    Albert Lebel 3 месяца назад

    Sorry for all the loss. Thank you for sharing your story. It's always better to hear these things right from the front line.

  • Igor Igor
    Igor Igor 3 месяца назад

    *imagine if his truck was hit by the debris of Satan rocket*

  • Concorde4711
    Concorde4711 3 месяца назад

    The original comment on TV is quite funny: "Lift-Off of the delta-II" then the explosion happen "We have an abnormally".

  • Shadowkey392
    Shadowkey392 3 месяца назад


  • Cat Man
    Cat Man 4 месяца назад

    Expensive fireworks, I guess you couldn't wait for the Fourth of July to set them off.

  • fd11fd33fd99
    fd11fd33fd99 4 месяца назад

    Wow 1997. Most people didn't even have internet then. I was one of the few that had it. Of course, it was dial up.

    • LordDonutz
      LordDonutz 4 месяца назад

      I was using Juno and AOL free disks lol.

  • Maximum Overdrive
    Maximum Overdrive 5 месяцев назад

    kinda remember this launch. lotta satilite's blew up that year. this one was very spectacular. local TV ( Orlando ) played it for weeks

  • BigBrotherMateyka
    BigBrotherMateyka 5 месяцев назад

    Great story.

  • BigDH28
    BigDH28 5 месяцев назад

    Thank god your ok Brian!

  • segun tunde
    segun tunde 5 месяцев назад

    Solid fuel

  • christian Robertson
    christian Robertson 6 месяцев назад

    you know what the problem was not enough rockets i should know i play kerbal space program

    • H8_RICE
      H8_RICE 1 месяц назад

      you aint got enough rockets untill you get the death wobbles! and even then just add more gyros.

  • bow hunter
    bow hunter 6 месяцев назад

    I wonder how many of these were putting nukes in space like the conspiracy/ truthers says happens .16 warheads in a satellite blowing up on launch. spreading the contaminants for miles .

    • Maximum Overdrive
      Maximum Overdrive 5 месяцев назад

      bow hunter, I know, I know... ZERO. dufus

  • Shadow X
    Shadow X 6 месяцев назад

    Just like the usa economy...crash and burn

  • Rare Form
    Rare Form 6 месяцев назад

    Why is there anyone there ? Shuttle and other launches theres nobody ?

    • Les Brown
      Les Brown 6 месяцев назад

      No, about the same thing.

  • Emanuel Gochez
    Emanuel Gochez 6 месяцев назад

    Fireworks of the Millennium.
    They forgot this explosion during the new years eve 2000.

  • QNFee
    QNFee 6 месяцев назад

    why the bushes are still green at 3:33 ?

  • rccrashburn
    rccrashburn 6 месяцев назад

    I thought solid propellant boosters were far more reliable than liquid..

    • Logan Humphries
      Logan Humphries 1 месяц назад

      more reliable in the sense that they are guaranteed to light, solids are by far much more dangerous tho.

  • MohammadX101
    MohammadX101 7 месяцев назад

    he called the insurance agent while his heart was still ponding and fire still burning

  • 911gp
    911gp 7 месяцев назад

    Launch at 0:57

  • Richard Highwind
    Richard Highwind 7 месяцев назад

    Insurance company called back and said their sorry but the owner of the truck was found to be at fault, thus will be paying out of pocket for damages done to the rocket.

  • huswsimonbla
    huswsimonbla 7 месяцев назад

    Is there a version without the constant talking and with the boom?

  • himynamesfather
    himynamesfather 7 месяцев назад

    Did they agree as to whether or not parachutes and air bags were better idea than an auto self destruct?

  • Lemmy Fuque
    Lemmy Fuque 8 месяцев назад

    Better than fireworks...

  • SameBasicRiff
    SameBasicRiff 8 месяцев назад

    cool explos.... erhem... rapid unscheduled disassembly.

  • Alpha Adhito
    Alpha Adhito 8 месяцев назад

    I feel bad for your truck. But at least it's gone in unusual way

  • Swedishmeatball1976
    Swedishmeatball1976 8 месяцев назад

    worthless engineers, get a another job

  • Tedmeister
    Tedmeister 8 месяцев назад

    Brought to you by the Kerbal Space Program!

  • Peter Zachos
    Peter Zachos 8 месяцев назад

    I'm very glad this guy was here to talk about the experience throughout the video, rather than allow us to experience it with audio from the launch.

  • Earle Wollam
    Earle Wollam 8 месяцев назад

    Good report.  Back a few years ago, when Andy was manning a console, he sat thru a few launch failures. As I remember he did this with the same cool professional demeanor.  From an old [1958/1967] Thor/Delta test conductor.

  • Alexej Demov
    Alexej Demov 8 месяцев назад

    Вот это фейерверк! Грандиозный!

  • ⵔⵓⴽⴰⵜⴽⴰⵜ
    ⵔⵓⴽⴰⵜⴽⴰⵜ 8 месяцев назад

    Just a rapid unexpected disassembly.

    • Cob Win
      Cob Win 5 месяцев назад

      rock3tcat (ⵙⴰⵔⵓⵅ) well, the surprise unscheduled disassembly was completed successfully and in record time

  • TwelveNation
    TwelveNation 8 месяцев назад

    My dad worked on this project when i was a kid, i still have a piece of debris from the rocket

  • Daehawk
    Daehawk 8 месяцев назад

    Great story! ...LOL!.."Well boys, this is bad. *DIVE HAWKMEN!*

  • Erika Young
    Erika Young 8 месяцев назад

    1 of the best IV ever seen

  • Inimbrium
    Inimbrium 8 месяцев назад

    <awkward phone call to car insurance co> "So yeah, my car got hit by errr, a rocket." :)

  • Ølf Braakman
    Ølf Braakman 8 месяцев назад

    boi, that's some expensive firework

    • THTerra
      THTerra 7 месяцев назад

      hahahha xD

  • S Dunn
    S Dunn 8 месяцев назад

    Small detail, it was Cx 17 A pad, B-Pad was undergoing Delta III mods...

  • Dan Trigona
    Dan Trigona 8 месяцев назад

    "GO BABY GO! GO BAB..."

    An earth shattering KA-BOOM!

    "Aw, shit!"


    "HAUL ASS!!!"

  • Martin Borman
    Martin Borman 8 месяцев назад

    Ahe, but did they pay out?

  • Dan Tyler
    Dan Tyler 8 месяцев назад

    No matter what, insurance companies DO NOT WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE RESPONSIBILITY!

  • sophrapsune
    sophrapsune 9 месяцев назад

    Very cool...

  • Robert Chappell
    Robert Chappell 9 месяцев назад

    I WANT AWNSERS! Who hired nexter's lab to build the rocket? He always manages to break even the simplest things. Jeb, I want a full preflight diagnostics scan to find out who screwed up the booster settings. Bob, go get jeb his jet. I'm going with him to investigate the (lack of) wreckage.

  • Nicky Nicholas
    Nicky Nicholas 9 месяцев назад

    If this happens often (which it does) then nobody would allow anyone up to the ISS. NAZA lies. Wake up!

    • Nicky Nicholas
      Nicky Nicholas 8 месяцев назад

      +Sol Bridger i stored it in your mothers womb next to your still born brother's foetus.

    • Sol Bridger
      Sol Bridger 8 месяцев назад

      +Nicky Nicholas The average memory card held several hundred kB of data back in 1995. So unless all you wanted to store was an A4 piece of paper full of your dog shit pars, then in which case, you'd be fine.

    • Adam Omasta-Milsom
      Adam Omasta-Milsom 8 месяцев назад

      +Nicky Nicholas your an amazing person, I'm sure you'll go far in life.

      JK, like you're ever gonna achieve anything.

    • Nicky Nicholas
      Nicky Nicholas 8 месяцев назад

      +Adam Omasta-Milsom i only have evidence that your mother has colon cancer. And hasn't wiped her ass for days. Not sure which is worse.

  • Michael Mejia
    Michael Mejia 9 месяцев назад

    That was a cool story!

  • Free Love and Food Stamps
    Free Love and Food Stamps 9 месяцев назад

    I'm surprised the insurance company didn't say "sorry, but it looks like you don't have our Rocket/Volcano glass melting protection plan. You're not covered"

    • Igor Igor
      Igor Igor 3 месяца назад

      that's exactly what they told him after they called back, i'm 99.998% certain

    • VT610pendolino
      VT610pendolino 5 месяцев назад

      I thought exactly the same to myself ^^

  • dXb
    dXb 10 месяцев назад

    NASA always blows up something. Other space agencies are far from having that many failures.
    Before you say something, look it up. I did...

  • kevindt12
    kevindt12 10 месяцев назад

    Looks cool

  • chanctonbury63
    chanctonbury63 10 месяцев назад

    One of the boosterss on this side was not working, but the explosion did not seem to come from there. It came from the booster to the left of it

    • Simboiss
      Simboiss 5 месяцев назад

      They should reserve some of the payload for a non-negligible amount of fireworks. This way, if something goes wrong, at least you get a good show...

    • chanctonbury63
      chanctonbury63 8 месяцев назад

      +Lukáš Horňák Personally Id use a match.

    • Lukáš Horňák
      Lukáš Horňák 8 месяцев назад

      According to wiki, they use Primacord which simply sets all fuel tanks on fire.

    • Jack Keville
      Jack Keville 8 месяцев назад

      +EscapeMCP I'd be lying if I said I had even the slightest idea. But Google probably knows.

    • EscapeMCP
      EscapeMCP 8 месяцев назад

      +Jack Keville Any ideas what they actually use for a self destruct? Do they lob a stick of dynamite in one of the fuel tanks?

  • KennyandSara Dechmerowski
    KennyandSara Dechmerowski 10 месяцев назад

    The insurance story is epic.

  • William Hanson
    William Hanson 10 месяцев назад

    para mi fue un experimento militar que nadie lo comento fue muy para el ángulo de la explosión

  • Barry Maynard
    Barry Maynard 10 месяцев назад

    Awesome stuff! What a job.

    DEUS VULT 10 месяцев назад

    Unsurprisingly his Nokia 3310, which he had left on his cars back seat, survived fully intact.

    • animowany111
      animowany111 8 месяцев назад

      I guess it would work, except Nokias are pretty heavy for their size. Not a good thing when you want to go to space.

    • Gonun
      Gonun 9 месяцев назад

      I really don't understand why NASA isn't building it's rockets and stuff out of nokias. This definitely wouldn't have happend that way.

  • Mike Roberti
    Mike Roberti 10 месяцев назад